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Explores what themes are, and how we find them in literature

Adam Griffin

on 20 September 2012

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Transcript of Theme

Being different is better than conforming.
Good will conquer evil.
Conservation is important.
A theme is a broad idea, message, or moral of a story. The message may be about life, society, or human nature. Themes often explore timeless and universal ideas and are almost always implied rather than stated explicitly.
Abstract Noun + Author Opinion =
(author opinion)
Use the abstract noun and write
a sentence saying what you think the
author is trying to tell his/her readers
about that idea.
Value statements
Look at:
1. What a character learns/discovers
2. Conflict in the story
3. Symbols
What if I'm having a hard time
figuring out what the story is about?
(Use an abstract noun)
What is this story really about?
Theme asks us to identify:
Something you can think of, but not touch
themes use
Abstract Nouns
love is worth dying for
forgiveness is better than revenge
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